Choosing a Neighborhood: Schools in the Piedmont Triad

Posted by Steve Vincent on Sep 11, 2013 11:15:56 AM

In Buyers, Triad Life

kids crossing streetIf you're in the market for a new or new-to-you home in the Piedmont Triad area, and you have school-aged children, one of the most important considerations no doubt is where your children will go to school.  In North Carolina, the quality of schools varies widely from county to county and school to school.  It can be overwhelming for parents to determine which among many schools in the Piedmont Triad might be best for their children, so we've put together a quick list of resources that may help you assess your many options.

It’s important to remember that no child is the same as another, no one school is best for every child, and “popular” schools may not be the best fit for your child.  Start with online research, and sure, ask other parents what works for their families.  But then, once you've narrowed down your list of desirable neighborhoods to a manageable number, start visiting schools in person.  There’s no substitute for scheduling a visit at the school; observing students, teachers, and classes; and asking questions while you're there.

If you need help locating homes in a particular school zone, just let us know where you'd like to explore; we've got fantastic homes in just about every area in Guilford County and Forsyth County, as well as adjoining counties.

For general information about North Carolina public schools

Information including demographics, test scores, graduation rates, and so on:

For information about Magnet schools in Guilford County and Forsyth County

For Public Charter schools in the Piedmont Triad

For a listing of private schools in the Piedmont Triad

What have we missed?   If you have any advice for prospective home-buyers who are trying to narrow down school options for their kids, our readers would love to hear it.

Tell us what you know!